Multnomah Bar Association COVID-19 Response


As of March 23, Governor Kate Brown has ordered Oregonians to “Stay Home, Save Lives”. Social distancing can reduce transmission of the virus, helping to delay the spread of the COVID-19.

The MBA will continue to monitor and follow recommendations from authorities and has already taken steps to reduce our own community impact. Our goal is to support and protect the well-being of our members and the public we all serve. 


CLE Seminars:

MBA CLE seminars will be offered online-only through at least May 31. The entire YLS Estate Planning CLE series beginning on April 9 will be offered online-only. Seminar registration pages will be updated as new information arrives and attendees already registered will be notified of changes via email (please whitelist mba@mbabar.org in your spam filter). Attendees will receive a confirmation email the day prior to their seminar with access information and materials. 


Events:

MBA events originally scheduled through May 31 have been canceled or will be postponed. The MBA Annual Meeting and Dinner has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 14. Please check the MBA calendar for updates on specific events.


Meetings:

MBA, MBF and YLS committee meetings will be held via conference call or Zoom videoconference. Information is included in the meeting notices sent by the MBA staff or committee chair. If you have questions about an upcoming meeting, please contact the MBA at mba@mbabar.org.


MBA Office:

The MBA Office is closed to visitors with staff working remotely. Although we are taking all steps possible to avoid business interruption, you may experience some delay or interruption due to reduced on-site staff. The best way to reach us will be through email. We appreciate your patience during this time.


Multnomah County Circuit Court Operations:

The Multnomah County Circuit Court posts updates under Latest News on its website, most recently three Presiding Judge Orders issued on April 10 regarding civil, criminal and family law hearings.

For more information on COVID-19 impacts on the Oregon State Bar and Oregon courts, please visit: www.osbar.org/resources/covid19.html

To help protect yourself and others from COVID-19 and other illnesses please review the CDC’s Prevention Recommendations.